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Evan Tsitsias

Evan has been Co-Artistic Director of Directors Lab North in Toronto for the last ten years. His plays include Aftershock, The Murmuration of Starlings, Unstuck, Strange Mary Strange, the musical Inge(new), and the short film Bagged, which aired on CBC. As a founding member of the World Wide Lab, he has spent the last decade travelling across the globe co-directing, co-writing, and co-creating site-specific, immersive pieces in Greece, New York, Taipei, Thunder Bay, Rome, and Germany. In Germany he’s also co-created, directed, and written I am Invisible, Berlin Bound, My Berlin, and We Are The Play. Evan has worked across Canada and the US with companies such as the Houston Grand Opera, the Musical Stage Company, the New York City Centre Encores Series, and more. He trained at York University, Sheridan College, and has his Professional Training Certificate in Theatre of the Oppressed from London, England, where he trained with Augusto Boal. He is a member of the Lincoln Theater Center Directors Lab, Chicago Directors Lab, the Playwrights Guild of Canada, the Tarragon Playwright’s Unit, and an associate member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, as well a resident artist at Robert Wilson’s Watermill Center. He’s been nominated for a Dora Mavor Moore Award, the John Hirsch Directing Prize, the Tom Hendry Award (Stage West Comedy Award), the Herman Voaden National Playwriting Prize, the Broadwayworld Awards, and was a finalist for the Charles Abbott Directing Fellowship. He’s spent the last several years at Theatre Under the Stars in Houston, where he’s directed, worked as an associate in the Education Department, has been Artistic Assistant for the company, and Head of Acting on the faculty of the Humphreys School of Musical Theatre. He is currently Artistic Director of Eclipse Theatre Company in Toronto. His work has been published in Germany, Canada, and the USA.

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